Former Premier Soccer League star midfielder Clifford Mulenga has reportedly admitted to having used witchcraft during his playing days with intentions of seeking luck and for protection.
The Zambian international enjoyed the peak of his football career in Mzansi, having played for the likes of Bloemfontein Celtic, Bidvest Wits, and SuperSport United among others.
The 32-year-old winger was quoted by a Zambian publication where he admitted to the use of ‘juju’, which is defined as a spiritual belief system incorporating objects, such as amulets, and spells used in religious practice, as part of witchcraft in West Africa especially the people of Nigeria as per Wikipedia.
“Juju is juju, you see it is an African thing that we have grown up within our traditions, we have grown up knowing that we need to protect ourselves from outside dangers.
“In my experience as a footballer, we have done these rituals at my former clubs as a team and I as well used to carry some other stuff from home which I believed would help me play better,” Mulenga reportedly said.
The former Chipolopolo player has been clubless since his departure with GladAfrica Championship side Jomo Cosmos in 2018.